News | Matty Dopson signs Spartans contract

19th June 2022

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce that England Schoolboy international Matty Dopson has signed a contract for next season. Dopson enjoyed a breakout campaign last season as he captained Spartans’ under-18s to the First Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup, before earning an international call up England Schoolboys for the Centenary Shield – where he was an ever present. The club enjoys a successful relationship with Tyne Met College,…

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Vacancy | U19 Football Development Programme Coach

31st May 2022

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce an opportunity for a part time coach to assist in the coordination, coaching and development of the Blyth Spartans U19 Academy Football programme. The successful applicant will actively recruit and grow the Academy, working closely with the curriculum teams of our education partner, Tyne Metropolitan College, to ensure all youngsters maximise their potential in all aspects of their experience on the programme. The role…

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Interview | Marc Nash | Youth teams

12th April 2022

Spartans’ under-18s coach Marc Nash spoke with Blyth Live’s Niall Bromley as they discussed the Club’s succcessful partnership with Tyne Metropolitan College. Nash, who is Head Football Coach at Tyne Met, oversaw a training match between the under-18s and under-19s on Monday night as Spartans looked to shape their youth squads ahead of next season.

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Youth teams | Spartans on the lookout for the next generation of talent

12th April 2022

Blyth Spartans and Tyne Metropolitan College are on the lookout for the next generation of talent to represent the club next season. The partnership programme sees students represent Spartans, either at under-18 or under-19 level, while undertaking a vocational course at Tyne Met College. The programme is flexible, and allows students to either study the dedicated Football Excellence Programme aimed for those wanting to pursue a career in sport, or…

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News | Jamie Clark signs Blyth Spartans contract

4th May 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC is delighted to announce Jamie Clark has signed his first contract with the club following the young forward’s breakthrough into the first-team.  The 19-year-old graduated from our under-19s programme – in association with Tyne Metropolitan College – late last year.  Clark was handed his National League North debut at Kettering Town in November before starting games against Boston United, Brackley Town and Gateshead.  “I’m thrilled to have…

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Under-19s | Register for our recruitment training sessions

18th March 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC can announce full details regarding its under-19s recruitment drive, which is due to begin later this month.  This opportunity is open to all players entering the U19s age group ahead of the 2021/22 season AND interested in taking a vocational course at Tyne Metropolitan College. To find out more regarding our partnership with Tyne Met, please click here.  Michael Nelson, manager of the senior team and U19s, will stage two…

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Under-19s | Join our Zoom meeting with Michael Nelson

26th February 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC manager Michael Nelson is hosting a Zoom meeting next week for anyone interested in joining our under-19s team, in collaboration with Tyne Metropolitan College. Formed in 2019, our exciting partnership will see students represent Spartans in the National Youth Alliance for the 2021-22 season, while undertaking a vocational course at Tyne Met. Here are just some of the benefits to the courses offered: Further your education Develop…

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Under-19s | How YOU can represent Blyth Spartans AFC

12th February 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC and Tyne Metropolitan College are on the lookout for students to join its partnership programme, beginning in September 2021. Formed in 2019, our partnership will see students represent Spartans in the National Youth Alliance for the 2021-22 season, while undertaking a vocational course at Tyne Met College. The programme allows students to study a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport alongside the opportunity to train and learn…

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Arrival | Dart signs with under-19s and first-team

5th August 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce the signing of Morgan Dart – the first player to benefit from the club’s exciting partnership with TyneMet college. The club announced last week it had continued its partnership with TyneMet and increased its involvement in the under-19s with Michael Nelson taking charge alongside his first-team duties.  The partnership will see Nelson’s under-19s represent Spartans in the National Youth Alliance for the 2020-21…

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Under-19s | Blyth and Tyne Met partnership

31st July 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is excited to develop its partnership with TyneMet College with increased involvement in the under-19s set-up.  Formed in 2019, the partnership will see a group of students represent Spartans in the National Youth Alliance for the 2020-21 season, while undertaking a vocational course at TyneMet College. The football programme, offered by TyneMet College, is suitable for learners aged 16 and over who have a strong passion for…

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